As we previously reported a year ago, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopted amendments to the Credit for Reinsurance Model Law (#785) and Credit for Reinsurance Model Regulation (#786) to implement the certain international agreements to eliminate collateral requirements for qualifying reinsurers. The Models created a new category of reinsurers, … [Read more...] about The End of Collateral for Non-US Reinsurers Is Here; An UPDATE on “Reciprocal Reinsurers”
The second session of the 4th annual Runoff Deal Market Forum focused on some of the less obvious legal, regulatory and NAIC developments that will likely impact the runoff deal landscape. The esteemed panel included Mayer Brown partner Larry Hamilton who heads the firm’s US Insurance Regulatory & Enforcement group, James Mills, Vice President and Legal Counsel of Enstar … [Read more...] about Under the Radar Potential Game Changers: Were you aware of these??
It is a beautiful South Carolina fall afternoon, and the Director of Insurance, Ray Farmer, settles into his office to reflect on the remaining months of his term as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”), which he had assumed on January 1, 2020. I asked Director Farmer how the year has been, and after a long sigh and roll of his eyes, he … [Read more...] about Exit Interview with NAIC President Raymond G. Farmer South Carolina Director of Insurance
How many times are we going to learn about another corporate misstep? The list of companies making headlines for the wrong reasons never seems to end —Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Target, Toshiba, Experian, Yahoo, Weinstein, Wynn, Uber—just to name a few. What do all of these companies have in common? A lack of strong corporate governance. Corporate governance can simply be … [Read more...] about Corporate Governance
In The Legacy Market article that ran in the Spring 2017 issue, we discussed the various exit and capital release tools available to the European insurance market with each providing different degrees of finality and capital relief. The second Legacy Market article which ran in the Fall issue, discussed the first finality statute available in the U.S. and steps taken by other … [Read more...] about The Legacy Market: Resistance. Protection. Equivalence. Vision. That Order.
Recent developments indicate that U.S. regulators are responding to these market realities. In 2015, Rhode Island passed regulations providing for “insurance business transfers” for commercial P&C runoff business. The Rhode Island Insurance Business Transfer (RI IBT) is modeled on the U.K.’s Part VII Transfer that has been British law for almost 20 years and has resulted in … [Read more...] about Separate but Not Equal
At the Commutation & Networking Forum in October, 2016, the authors sat down with Elizabeth Dwyer, Jack Broccoli and Christopher Brennan to talk about the Rhode Island statute. Ms. Dwyer is the Rhode Island Superintendent of Banking and Insurance in the Department of Business Regulation. Jack Broccoli is in the Rhode Island Department of Banking and Insurance and … [Read more...] about Is Reg. 68 Good for the Industry? A Chat with Dwyer, Broccoli and Brennan
While US regulators attempt to require insurers to be more aggressive in protecting consumer data from cyber attacks, in August 2016 the NAIC’S Cybersecurity Task Force released an amended version of its draft Insurance Data Security Model Law. The NAIC model law proposes to establish “uniform” standards for data security and investigations, in addition to how to notify about … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity: What are insurance entities required to do?